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Latest Adai News

Below is our complete Adai news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Adai Debuts Music Video For "Graves" Online

Denver, CO’s post-rock/metal band ADAI will release their second EP, “Felo De Se,” July 13 on Cavity Records. Recorded and produced by Matt Talbott of HUM, the EP boasts a gatefold jacket featuring new artwork from Seldon Hunt and Andrew Weiss (ISIS, PELICAN, NEUROSIS) and a custom etched B-side. ADAI has also released a music video featuring the song “Graves” off of the new EP. The video can be viewed below:

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Adai Signs To Cavity Records

Cavity Records has announced the signing of Denver progressive/experimental band Adai for the release of their new EP, entitled "Felo De Se." The EP was recorded with Matt Talbott of HUM and will see the light of day in the form of both an LP+CD combo and digital download this spring. New songs will soon be posted online, but for now head over to their MySpace and check out some songs from their previous EP, "...I Carry." More details and an official release date will be announced soon.

Here are the latest Adai shows according to the band's MySpace:

Mar 20 2010 @ 3:00P - SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL *DAY SHOW* @ The Metropolis Apartments Austin, Texas
Mar 20 2010 @ 6:00P - SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL *NIGHT SHOW* @ PLUSH Austin, Texas
Mar 21 2010 @ 6:00P - SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL @ RED 7 Austin, Texas
Apr 2 2010 @ 8:00P - 3 Kings Tavern w/ Caspian, Arms & Sleepers Denver, Colorado
Apr 17 2010 @ 8:00P - LAUNCH MUSIC CONFERENCE Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Battlefields Posts New Song Online

BATTLEFIELDS have posted the new song "Quake and Flood" from their Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," which has a release date in late March 2009 here.

BATTLEFIELDS' Translation Loss Records debut, "Thresholds Of Imbalance," was recorded at The Devil's Workshop in Minnesota with drummer and engineering Rob Schmidt and was mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance Audio. More...

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Adai's Debut EP To Be Released By Radar Recordings

Post-rock/metal band Adai is readying their debut EP, "...I Carry" and has posted a free MP3 from the release. Adai is a textbook example of how to do it right in today's tumultuous music biz. The two friends that comprise the band are hard-working, diligent, focused and, above all, they play a compelling, passionate blend of post-rock and metal.

"[The band] originally was actually a four piece; two guitars, a bass, and a drummer. [O]ne of our guitarists and our bassist decided to leave," drummer Justin Trujillo explains. "At the time we had some of our biggest shows lined up and [guitarist/vocalist Devin Mendoza and I] decided not to cancel them and instead see if we could make the two piece thing work. [W]e got a tremendous amount of positive feedback and decided to just stick with it."

That relentless attitude is this Denver duo's M.O. For their debut EP, "...I Carry,: surely they could have found a suitable studio in their native Colorado. But no, Trujillo and Mendoza weren't going to settle for anything less than perfect, so they drove their van all the way to Massachusetts to record with one of metal's most in-demand producers, Kurt Ballou (Converge, Cave In, Genghis Tron).

Since recording and self-releasing "...I Carry" in 2006-7, Adai has been hitting the road hard, touring with future labelmates Caspian, Junius, and Constants, among others. During that time, the band developed a relationship with Radar Recordings, who will be re-releasing "...I Carry" later this year. "We love everyone involved with [Radar] and they're easily some of the hardest working people we've met in this industry," Trujillo says.

One gets the sense that Trujillo and Mendoza are perfectionists. From working with Kurt Ballou, to tracking down Seldon Hunt (Isis) to design the sleeve for "...I Carry," to choosing to continue as a duo-- on their own terms-- when bands with lesser mettle would have thrown in the towel prematurely; Trujillo and Mendoza clearly love what they do.

"Music for us is an emotional expression and it takes a lot for us to be satisfied with what we're doing," Trujillo explains. "That in itself has been the biggest struggle over the years we've been doing this but we couldn't be happier with the results we've got so far."

A release date has not been set for "...I Carry," but a late summer/early fall release is expected. "Hawkins," the EP's epic closing track, is available for free download, sharing, and posting.

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